The Rise & Fall Of The Dinosaurs: A History Of The Lost World
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Walk with dinosaurs
This one-of-a kind narrative tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction and their living legacy, from one of the world’s most accomplished young paleontologists.
In this ambitious history that spans nearly 200 million years, Stephen Brusatte— discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies—tells the complete story of the life and death of the dinosaurs. Brusatte follows these magnificent creatures from the Early Triassic period at the start of their evolution, roughly 250 million years ago, through the Jurassic Period to the end of the Cretaceous Period (66 million years ago), when a giant meteor struck the earth and all non-bird species went extinct.
“The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a triumph, written by one of our young leaders of the field. Steve Brusatte brings new discoveries, a taste for a good yarn, and his infectious enthusiasm to one some of the epic tales of paleontology. It is hard to read Brusatte and not love lost worlds.” — Neil Shubin, bestselling author of Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body and Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Anatomy at the University of Chicago
“Steve Brusatte is doing some of the most exciting research on dinosaurs today, and he brings that excitement to The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. Whether he’s recounting remarkable fossil discoveries or explaining millions of years of evolutionary change, Brusatte shows just how much our understanding of dinosaurs has changed in just the past decade.” — Carl Zimmer, The New York Times’s “Matter” columnist and author of Evolution: Making Sense of Life
About the Author
Stephen Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he completed his doctorate at Columbia University, and is the author of four books. He is also the “resident paleontologist” for BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs program. A native of Chicago, he lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Anne.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||April 24, 2018|